Green Cheek Beer Company SoMa Aroma
What the brewers say
The aroma and flavor are ridiculous, with hits of kiwi, honeydew, cotton candy, grape, and Meyer-lemon oil.
What our panel thought
Impressive pillowy head. Aroma hits you with dried-ginger candy, spicy and dank. Complex flavor—tropical fruit, honeydew, pear, peach, apple. Low-key background bitterness. Distinct grassiness accentuates a dry finish.
What our editors thought
On the nose, hops push through with linen, white flower, guava, and kiwi. Irresistible. Despite the haze, the sip is distinctly dry, with a tightly controlled bitterness and not an ounce of flab. In the finish, a touch of aspirin-like bitterness throws it slightly off course.